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When progress is not measurable

Most people think of “progress” as something measurable. Something that is quantifiable using a percentage complete. Something that is visualized with a progress bar or a pie chart.  For most of life, this is true. When you’re making your way from elementary to high school, its easy to see your progress after each grade is […]

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To-do lists as menus vs. scheuldes

To-do lists are an essential part of a productive day for many people. I tend to prefer a to-relax list over a to-do list as I explain here. However, when your plate is full with menial tasks that just have to get done, to-do lists are still the best way to get focused. Unfortunately, I’ve had […]

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What if a habit is not an addiction?

If a habit is not an addiction, then it’s not a habit. It’s just plain old will power.  It’s discipline. It’s self-control. A habit is the opposite. It’s something you do instinctively. Something you do effortlessly without much control.  It may even be something that causes you some degree of pain when you don’t do […]

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Excited about the chance to switch to solar power

I’ve been thinking about switching my house to solar power for at least 5 years.  I’ve been looking at several companies across the U.S. vying for this emerging market, but there is one company in particular that really excites me named SolarCity. SolarCity is the nation’s largest provider of rooftop solar systems. In the one year […]

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Inspiration changes everything

The difference between doing an activity you’re inspired to do and one that you aren’t is like night and day. When you’re inspired, you wake up early to get started. When you’re inspired, you stay up late to finish as much as you can. When you’re inspired, working hard is effortless. On the other hand, […]

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Do Something Different

If you want something different, do something different.  That’s the word I received tonight. A call to action that can’t be ignored heading into the new year. What do you want to be different in 2014? What are you going to do different to get it?

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